Biodiesel Quality

August 18, 2016

Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance seeks qualified auditors

BY Ron KotrbaTo help keep costs down, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance wants to develop a nationwide database of regional resources for certification candidates. The organization is requesting CVs from qualified auditors across the country to accomplish this. READ MORE

August 15, 2016

New small device tests biodiesel percentage in 60 seconds or less

BY Ron KotrbaThe new Estercheck instrument by U.K.-based Stanhope-Seta Ltd. uses micro mid-range infrared built into a handheld measurement platform. With a three-step test procedure, results are gained in less than 60 seconds with accuracy down to 0.2 percent. READ MORE

August 01, 2016

New certified reference material developed for biodiesel CP, CFPP

BY The European Commission's Joint Research Centre Scientists at the EC's Joint Research Centre have developed and produced a new certified reference material for the cold filter plugging point (CFPP) and cloud point (CP) temperatures of biodiesel, which are important parameters for biodiesel use. READ MORE

August 01, 2016

German biodiesel quality at best it's ever been

BY Ron KotrbaAGQM released its annual report on the biodiesel quality of its members for 2015. The organization stated that, for the first time in its history, all biodiesel samples analyzed were on spec and met the requirements of DIN EN 14214. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

No stabilizers pass no-harm test for bio heating oil

BY Ron KotrbaNone of the stabilizers examined in AGQM's first-round of no-harm tests for biodiesel-blended heating oil passed READ MORE

July 06, 2016

Brazil's Ubrabio, RSB partner to promote sustainable biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe Brazilian Biodiesel and Biojetfuel Union (Ubrabio) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials have joined forces in discussions and decision-making processes to promote sustainability in Brazil's biofuels and biomaterials production chain. READ MORE

June 27, 2016

Kosher distillers corn oil opens market prospects for glycerin

BY Ron KotrbaWith nearly a fifth of the U.S. biodiesel feedstock market share, corn oil from the ethanol production process is contributing more glycerin to the marketplace. But if that oil is not kosher, the market opportunities for its glycerin are limited. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

The Future of Freight

BY Ron KotrbaVirtually 100 percent of biomass is transported by diesel power. And that won't change. What has changed is that diesels continue to provide cleaner, more fuel-efficient and less carbon-intense transportation of goods such as biomass. READ MORE

June 13, 2016

AGQM adds 3 biodiesel stabilizers to updated no-harm list

BY AGQM AGQM completed its 10th no-harm test round of oxidation stabilizers, resulting in three new additions to its existing no-harm list. Biodiesel producers can thus select from a total of 47 tested products of 28 producers of oxidation stabilizers. READ MORE